2021 Issue 2
Black History Month:
Honoring those who broke barriers and a look at the continuing push for equality
This Black History Month the National Center for State Courts recognizes some of the brave individuals who fought to break barriers and open the judicial system up to the Black community. These early accomplishments proved important to maintaining the legitimacy of the judicial branch and continuing buy-in of the court’s authority from the communities the courts serve. Representation on the bench remains an issue for some jurisdictions. With societal events of 2020 creating a renewed commitment to racial diversity, including the court system, the National Center explores tried and tested methods for establishing a more inclusive bench.
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